Blue hair isn’t a new thing, in fact, with everyone from Katy Perry to Keke Palmer rocking a spectrum of blue highlights, there’s certainly no shortage of A-list inspiration. Loving the trend but not sure you’re committed enough to take the plunge? If you’re still umming and ahhing over whether a blue hair colour is right for you, discover 19 of our favourite celeb-approved styles, below.
19 blue hair colour ideas that'll make you want to try the trend
1. Lady Gaga’s Cinderella look
Lady Gaga was the star of the 76th annual Golden Globes, stepping out onto the red carpet with stunning pastel blue hair. The hue really popped against her bright white platinum strands underneath and the Disney-worthy updo only added to the princess factor.
2. Kylie Jenner’s icy blue
Kylie Jenner saw in 2019 in style with a brand new icy blue hue to mark the occasion.
This isn’t the first time she’s rocked a blue hair colour (you can scroll down to see another of our favourite true blue looks from the youngest member of the Kardashian/Jenner clan!). And it looks so good on her that we doubt it’ll be the last! Credit: @kyliejenner
Editor’s tips: Have we managed to convince you to try out a blue hair colour? If so, it’s worth investing in a colour protect hair care duo, such as the TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Shampoo and Conditioner. They’ll help to maintain your hue’s vibrancy between dye jobs, while also leaving it feeling healthy and soft.
3. Katy Perry’s Smurfette bob
Katy Perry may be rocking a pixie cut these days, but who could ever forget the time she rocked a Smurfette-inspired blue hair colour? This pristine asymmetric bob contrasted with the bright, fun hue and added an extra burst of colour to her candy pink ensemble.
4. Grace Chatto’s Rapunzel locks
Not only will it compliment fair features, but it won’t require nearly as much upkeep as bolder hues as it begins to fade.
5. Busy Philipps’ blue braids
Thought pigtails were a style best left in the playground? Well, think again! Dawson’s Creek star Busy Philipps unveiled ombre double plaits on the red carpet and all we can think is why didn’t we do this sooner?!
With Glasto just around the corner, you can bet we’ll be recreating this schoolgirl style in our tents for the festival!
6. Demi Lovato’s sweeping bangs
Wondering how Demi Lovato manages to make dark blue hair look so effortless? The secret lies in her sweeping bangs, as feathered fringes are a great way to balance out bolder styles and add a feminine edge.
7. Jade Thirlwall’s ombre
Little Mix-er Jade Thirlwall’s pretty ombre look combines a variety of blue and green tones which compliment her trademark dark locks perfectly.
8. Jordin Sparks’ peekaboo highlights
Want to give blue hair a go, but need to find a look that’s work-appropriate? Jordin Sparks’ jet black hair and peekaboo electric blue highlights can easily be concealed for your 9-5, so your boss will be none the wiser!
9. Ke$ha’s pastel half-up half-down
On the hunt for a girly take on blue hair? Ke$ha’s pastel blue shade and cascading waves make for a Princess-worthy style that gets 2 thumbs up from us at All Things Hair HQ!
10. Keke Palmer’s denim lob
Our love for denim reached an all-time high earlier this year when the denim hair trend took off. Luckily, it seems this dark blue hair palette is only set to get bigger, with stars like Keke Palmer affirming their fashion credentials on the red carpet.
11. Sky Ferreira’s 2-tone hair colour
If you’re hoping to really turn heads with your style, look no further than Sky Ferreira’s colourful dual-tone creation. Combining lighter aqua shades with deeper indigo blue highlights, prepare to be the source of some pretty major hair envy among your friends!
12. Halsey’s ocean pixie
A-list stars like Cara Delevingne and Zoë Kravitz have taken the plunge this year by opting for a pixie cut. But what could be better than a regular pixie cut? Erm, an ocean blue-inspired pixie cut of dreams, of course!
We’re totally obsessed with Halsey‘s under-the-sea blue hair colour and it works wonderfully against her porcelain complexion.
13. Selena Gomez’ pops of colour
If you’re tempted to try out a pop of colour, yet don’t feel ready for full-on hue, you might want to take a leaf out Selena Gomez’ book. When she added cool purple and blue highlights to her brunette locks, we were all in awe of the extra touch of brightness it added to her dark locks.
And the best part of all, those highlights were added in using extensions, giving her a great temporary hair makeover – totally genius, right?
14. Lilah Parsons’ dip-dyed ends
Want to give your style a seasonal update without doing anything too drastic? British model and TV presenter Lilah Parsons shook up her long brunette hair and bardot bangs by adding in a muted blue hair colour to her ends. And doesn’t she look fab?!
15. Steph Lecor’s undercut
If you think these blue hair colour ideas are all a bit tame, and are after something more ‘out there’, we’ve got just the thing.
American singer Steph Lecor paired her periwrinkle blue ‘do with an edgy shaved undercut! The result? A daring look that’s both striking and stylish.
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16. Rita Ora’s majestic braided ponytail
17. Nicole Richie’s sleek side parting
Now who said that blue hair can’t look smart? Nicole Richie’s dark blue hair is one of our favourite looks, as it shows just how easily coloured hair can be transformed from something fun and playful, to a style that’s polished and preppy.
18. Lily Allen’s navy bob
Consider yourself a bit of a beauty junkie? Why not take your make-up look to the next level by matching your eyeliner to your hair, like Lily Allen? You’ll be a true blue beauty queen in no time!
19. Kylie Jenner’s mint mane
She may be the youngest out of her sisters but Kylie’s mane game has always been seriously strong! This minty-blue hue had us swooning and we love how the intentional grown-out roots add a toughness to this pastel style.